– Highlights


Pipilotti Rist: Sip my ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb


Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb


Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events


Laughter Sessions

16 Dec, 2.00pm, Level 3: Creative Studios in NCCL


ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Art Baby

06 Feb, 12.30pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

The Importance of Laughter

We sat down with laughter connoisseur Shari Coventry from Sydney Laughter to discover the truth about laughter and why we need it ahead of this month’s Laughter Sessions. more

Coming up in 2018…

Next year is one of the most exciting and diverse seasons yet. Find out what’s on. more

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Antenna's Rich Welch

To pave the way for the soon-to-come cinema binge at Antenna Film Festival,Co-Director Rich Welch shared a few of his life changing films. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.


Lights On Later
– Rorschach Remix

Experiment each week using the ‘inkblot test’ as a starting point to create some unexpected art.

Beginning as a method of psychological evaluation, the Rorschach inkblot test has greatly influenced popular culture and continues to inspire contemporary visual artists, such as Matthys Gerber.

Week one: Ink and paint blot paintings experimenting with shape, colour and scale to see how these composition elements effect our interpretation of abstract designs.

Week two: Re-work inkblot images to add pictorial content through the medium of drawing, painting and collage material. Evoke landscapes or a figures within the abstract images.

Week three: The art of folding, doubling and cropping in order to make representational images abstract. Work with paper collage, ipads as well as 'point and shoot cameras’ to look at the potential of kaleidoscopic effects of digital image augmentation.

Week four: Experiment with sound using the techniques of the Rorschach ink blots to transform recognizable sounds and songs into abstract, evocative soundscapes. Reversing, repeating, distorting tempo and pitch, this weeks workshop looks at the tension that exists between the explicit and senses beyond sight.

Week five: Revisit the simplicity of working with ink and paper. Take home an original piece of art created with your own hands. Stick to the integrity of black-on-white or let loose with our generous selection of coloured inks!

Thurs in Oct, 5.30–6.30pm
FREE, drop-in
Creative Studios, National Centre for Creative Learning

Image: Matthys Gerber, Monitor, 2008, oil on cotton, image courtesy and © the artist, Monash University Collection, purchased 2008

image for Lights On Later

– When

22 October 2015, 5:30-6:30pm

– Admission

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